Disney’s original cartoon Aladdin is in early development for part two. This reboot is very much building anticipation following a box office hit. By the same token, more than $1 billion worldwide margins have rightfully earned the movie franchise a sequel.
Recently, Disney is heavily involved in remaking its classic animated films, with three reboots released in 2019: Aladdin, The Lion King, and Dumbo. The three remakes have seen positive reviews from all Disney audiences, encouraging more remake attempts.
According to the latest updates, Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the cartoon, are producing this live-action, with executive producer, Ryan Halprin and writers John Gatins and Andrea Berloff confirmed to pen the story.
The sequel is not a remake of the cartoon sequel, The Return of Jaafar, made in 1994. Oscar-nominated writers John Gatins (Flight) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) are associating to make a fresh story for the live-action follow-up.
All the casts of the live-action reboot are said to play a part in the sequel, including Will Smith, Mena Massoud, and Naomi Scott, who will relive their title roles as Genie, the Agrabah prince and, Princess Jasmine respectively. However, the final list of casts involving in this continuation is to be confirmed after both the writers knock Walt Disney Pictures’ door with a complete script.
Massoud said previously to The Daily Beast, that he hasn’t gotten a single audition since Aladdin, commenting “I’m kind of tired of staying quiet about it,”
He added “I want people to know that it’s not always dandelions and roses when you’re doing something like ‘Aladdin.’ ‘He must have made millions. He must be getting all these offers.’ It’s none of those things. I haven’t had a single audition since ‘Aladdin’ came out,”